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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for June 2019

Members of Xbox Live Gold service will get free games like Earth Defense Force 2017, NHL 19 and Portal: Still Alive in June 2019.

Players of Xbox community and valued members of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service are getting a reveal for upcoming lineup of June 2019 free games and there are four titles from different categories to appease them all.

As usual, two of these titles belong from Xbox 360 platform that are made available to play on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Be prepared to indulge yourself within excitement of ice hockey simulation or in an acclaimed third-person shooter.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for June 2019

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EA Sports NHL 19
An elite among its franchise and a recent release, NHL 19 improves on exiting features while adds new game modes to play outdoors. Gameplay mechanics like action, responsiveness and speed have been improved for better experience.

Received mostly in positive light by fans because of its extensive customization options to add more personalized touch, NHL 19 also allows your custom player to go up skating against more than 200 hockey legends to become a real winner.

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NHL 19 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Rivals of Aether
Despite being a fighting game, Rivals of Aether has a Story mode that pits you in combat against opponents from a character roster full of various mutant animals, each representing natural elements like Air, Earth, Fire, Water and more.

Although it was inspired by Super Smash Bros., this platform fighter sets itself apart in many aspects of gameplay. Also, Ori and Sein joins as guest characters from indie games Ori and the Blind Forest and Shovel Knight respectively.

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Rivals of Aether on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Portal: Still Alive
Though not an original release, Portal: Still Alive is an Xbox 360 port for 2007 Portal game from The Orange Box game compilation and is now even made available to modern Xbox consoles to experience it, thanks to backward compatibility.

A puzzle-based gameplay tests you to escape from a laboratory where you are stuck by breaking the laws of physics. There are newly added 14 bonus test chambers for players to wisely use full advantage of their surroundings to get out.

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Portal: Still Alive on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Earth Defense Force 2017
In anticipation of an upcoming alien invasion, Earth Defense Force was formed and now that they are here, it's time to mow them down. However, things are proven harder than what everyone expected but fractions of EDF still prevailed.

Player takes role of an unnamed Captain from a Japanese unit, Storm 1 to repel attacks from ant-like race of Ravagers. Soon, giant mechs and spiders have joined to make things worse by forcing EDF adapt a guerrilla tactics of combat.

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Earth Defense Force 2017 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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All members with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription can exclusively access these titles above for free throughout the entirety of June 2019 and can purchase them for adding them to library from Microsoft Store with special discount offer.

Games With Gold is giving away a total worth of $104.96 of games for free this month and you can sign up right now by spending only $1 for first month to enjoy free games and exclusive cut rate each month as well as an advanced multiplayer service.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Game Journalist Threatens to Tank Earthworm Jim Review

Doug Tennapel being involved with upcoming Earthworm Jim annoys "journalist" Chris Scullion, who implies giving a bad review.

Earlier, a brand-new Earthworm Jim game is announced on Facebook and Twitter to celebrate its upcoming 25 year anniversary with its original team on board and everyone who ever played even a single title of the franchise was so happy.

While most people were excited with joy, this revelation didn't sit well with some people and one such person is "journalist" Chris Scullion, who is not at all pleased because of Doug TenNapel being part of its creative team.

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Game Journalist Threatens to Tank Earthworm Jim Review

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Previously worked for Nintendo Life, Polygon and Vice, Scullion has posted this initial reaction on Twitter.



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CEO of Intellivision, Tommy Tallarico recently made announcement for the heavily anticipated game that would be an exclusive for their upcoming family-friendly console Intellivision Amico, currently set to launch at October 10, 2020.

Tallarico himself was a part of original development team alongside David Parry, Mike Dietz, Nick Bruty and of course, Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel and the game was voted "Game of the Year" back then following release.

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After posting his concern over Twitter, Scullion jumped over to Facebook page of Tommy Tallarico and stepped into comment section to voice his serious issues with involvement of creator Doug TenNapel by replying to a fan.

Scullion states that though he is excited for new Earthworm Jim title but he would find it hard to support TenNapel. He even went further mentioning how it will be trickier for him to review the game if Doug is involved, which clearly has nothing to do with the game itself.

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By calling Doug TenNapel as a "transphobic prick" in his initial Tweet and taking issue over his taking part in the project, Scullion referring to a Twitter exchange from 2017 between Doug and Heather Alexandra, a writer for video game website Kotaku.

Heather posted a critique of the 1994 platformer and when TenNapel referred to Heather as a "good man" on his reply, it became an issue of misgendering since Heather identify as transgender person and it was presumed as a personal attack.

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To keep the conversation on point, Tommy pointed out that while everyone has a right to be entitled to their opinion, people would get upset eventually whether Doug is involved and it is absolutely impossible to please everyone.

Bringing original Earthworm Jim team of 10 people back together was an effort to recreate that same experience that everyone loved back then and to keep it 100% authentic with a complete team effort for Intellivision console.

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However, Chris Scullion once again states how that could be difficult for him to review the game when it comes out, basically implying indirectly that either he would give it a bad review or cover it in a negative aspect regardless of its merits.

He is called out for his nonsensical talk and an his implied threat by Chris Szarek, who points out how it is "Journalism 101" to have an obligation to be accurate and unbiased, according to ethics code of Society of Professional Journalists.

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Szarek said to Scullion that he shouldn't be a reviewer if his review gets biased for someone's involvement to something and it is expected for a journalist to be impartial and set aside any personal differences before covering any story.

Obviously their exchange of comments were going back and forth for some time yet going nowhere near to a point where they could agree. In fact, Scullion responded saying he has been reviewing for past 13 years without any issue so far.

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His deceptive talk couldn't fool Szarek even for a moment and then Scullion ultimately requested Tommy Tallarico to take their conversation to email. He allegedly blocked Chris Szarek on Facebook after exchanging some more.

What Scullion failed to see or probably didn't want to see here is that a person being involved has nothing to do with an actual game and he adding personal opinion and views on Doug in a game review clearly shows what his true motives are.

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Even though "journalist" Chris Scullion never bothered to reach out to Doug TenNapel, the latter has invited Scullion on his show. Our alleged "transphobe" is clearly more than willing to have a talk with his critique rather than ranting on social media.

People like Scullion only cares about writing trash pieces on people they hate for having different viewpoints and that's some quality journalistic integrity you can see right there, which is why people don't trust reviews these days anymore.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

A brand-new Earthworm Jim game is in development from original team for Intellivision console.

Back in Genesis and SNES era, side-scrolling platformer title Earthworm Jim by developer Shiny Entertainment and publisher Interplay Entertainment, a popular video game series created by comic-book artist Doug TenNapel.

Since then, decades have been passed and no new installment has come out so far but in celebration of its upcoming anniversary, Intellivision Entertainment has revealed a new Earthworm Jim game has is currently in development.

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New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

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Back in October 2018, the company has revealed their project of a family-friendly and affordable console Intellivision Amico that would arrive by October 10, 2020 and would only release titles exclusive to their platform.

Those who owned their hardware in past were immediately hooked knowing they are bringing some of their old classics and now after finalizing their involvement, development for an Earthworm Jim is finally confirmed to increase that hype.

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CEO of Intellivision, Tommy Tallarico has announced the return of 90's anthropomorphic hero for their family-friendly console on Twitter lately.



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Interestingly, original developer team that made the iconic first game possible are all back to reinvent their legacy once again and holding a live-stream on May 4 over Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to interact with eager fans.

Following an interactive Q&A session online with artists, audio team, level designers and programmers, there will be a giveaway of 50 awesome-looking signed and numbered Earthworm Jim posters for participating with them in live chat.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date

Upcoming Nintendo Switch-exclusive side-scrolling platformer title Super Mario Maker 2 to arrive on June 28, 2019.

A few months earlier, when anticipated side-scrolling platformer Super Mario Maker 2 was revealed for Nintendo Switch at Nintendo Direct February 2019, developer/publisher Nintendo didn't reveal a specific date of release other than June 2019.

Recently, a launch date of June 28, 2019 is announced for sequel of popular Wii U title Super Mario Maker. So, interested players who want to get started as soon as it is out on stores can already place their pre-order in advance.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date

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Though Nintendo previously gave a glimpse of what to expect from SMM2 in its announcement trailer, there are a slew of features left unseen. Slopes are one of the highly requested in-game elements fans have been asking for in it and their wish is granted.

Players would also be allowed to add water into ground stages, something that you couldn't do in a single section of the previous game. Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Bully from Super Mario 64 are among notable new addition of enemies.

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Create Your Own Courses

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Original Super Mario Maker platform game came out in 2015 to become an instant hit on Wii U console and till date, people are making different new stages by adding blocks and enemies even though Nintendo has moved afar from the platform.

Nintendo Switch-exclusive title Super Mario Maker 2 lets player create their own rendition of Mario platforming stages with so many improved features and options at their disposal that it almost makes its predecessor game look like a beta project.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

Entire Castlevania Anniversary Collection lineup has been revealed by Konami that will arrive on May 16.

Back in 90's beloved era of retro games, side-scrolling adventure series Castlevania was among the most critically acclaimed games and has released some fan-favorite titles over years that eventually became best-selling arcade classics of all time.

This year, developer/publisher Konami decided to release collection of their most popular franchises in preparation for their upcoming 50th anniversary and they have finally revealed the full eight-game lineup for upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection.

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

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Konami already announced to include select titles like 1986 action-platformer original Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Super Castlevania IV for this compilation back in March 2019.

Joining the bundle is four more notable releases from Game Boy and Sega Genesis era such as Castlevania: Bloodlines, Castlevania: The Adventure, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and even 1993 spin-off game Kid Dracula.

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Monster-Slaying Castlevania Classics

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Scheduled to arrive on May 16, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is priced $19.99 only for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also, Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is out today on all four platforms for the same price.

In recent years, fans of this action-adventure gothic horror series received two seasons of Castlevania animated series on Netflix to cheer for. Then Richter Belmont and Simon Belmont joined roster of crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition Announced

A hardcover art book, metal case, musical tracks and adorable Sheep Plush are what Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition offers.

The enhanced port of 2011 puzzle platformer Catherine had a scheduled launch date for Japan ever since it was announced and now finally, Catherine: Full Body has a release window of September 3, 2019 for players of Western and European countries as well.

Also, developer/publisher Atlus has recently dropped details on two available collector's edition of the original remake from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 along with a new trailer for fans to tease the fans some more on Valentine’s Day.

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Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition Announced

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Atlus also released a "Fine Wine" trailer as part of their ongoing tease with the tragic tale of protagonist Vincent Brooks.




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Premium Edition of the game is currently available as "Heart's Desire Premium Edition" in North America for only $79.99. The Collector's Box package it comes in resembles to the stages of the game that appears to be made of climbing blocks.

It includes a hardcover art book, metal case, a fluffy 5" sheep plush wearing Vincent's pink polka dot underwear and soundtrack CD. Launch Edition of the title on the other hand is a physical copy of the game coming in a limited edition metal case for a list price of $59.99 only.

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Catherine: Full Body Launch Edition

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Both of these exclusive editions are now up for pre-order at Amazon and would be a must for anyone who is excited to enjoy the game while eager to have some official goodies to collect for keeps; especially the art book by lead designer Shigenori Soejima.

Like a full-bodied bottle of wine, Catherine: Full Body remaster is coming with over 500 puzzles for PlayStation 4, which is twice as much content than the original game. Vincent's twisted love triangle can also be enjoyed in a "Safety Mode" by skipping puzzles.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

Nintendo has recently revealed 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey to be best-selling Mario game ever.

In one of their recent report on hardware and software sales, major video game company Nintendo has revealed some pretty impressive numbers for their next gen hybrid console Nintendo Switch and its first-party titles.

According to that official report, Switch handheld console has been sold over 32 million units by the end of 2018. Also, 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey of 2017 has come out as the best-selling 3D Mario game ever in history.

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Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

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After making debut for the next gen console of Nintendo, SMO received universal acclaim from critics and fans alike while still going pretty good after more than a year after its debut with no sign of stopping anytime soon.

The title immediately gets popular among longtime series fans has sold over 13.76 million copies by the end of 2018, coming only next to kart racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that has amassed an impressive 15.02 million unit sales so far.

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The game follows the usual plot of the series where recurring antagonist Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach to forcibly marry her and Mario on a pursuit to save her from the clutches of King Koopa with assistance from his newfound friend Cappy.

Cappy is a sentient inhabitant of Cap Kingdom who is looking to rescue his sister Tiara from the Demon King and aside from replacing Mario's red hat, the character lets him take control of his common enemy enemies including Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps, Goombas and other objects.

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Nintendo had an incredible run in 2018 as most of their titles were selling on a great number with new original titles and ports debuting on the platform very often. Those striking sales numbers are what get publishers to release more of their games to Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey becomes the best-selling Mario game of the past three decades throughout its run by topped up above Super Mario Galaxy for Wii and Super Mario 64, both selling 12.76 and 11.94 million copies respectively.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

Sega introduces the PC port for action-adventure puzzle title of 2011 as Catherine Classic, available now on Steam.

It was only a week ago when publisher Sega decided to tease players of the upcoming release of Catherine on PC platform through the News tab of the Steam page for Bayonetta, which was then confirmed shortly after by an ESRB Rating.

Today, the critically and commercially successful 2011 puzzle platformer from Japanese developer Atlus has made its way to the digital storefront of Steam and Humble Store, debuting on Windows PC as Catherine Classic, a port to the original console release.

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Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

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Sega was also generous enough to drop an official announcement trailer for series fans from the past and the normies to sink their teeth in.




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The recently launched port has received a several upgrades over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console versions. Players can unlock the frame rate while enjoying the nightmare quests in 4K resolution with now customizable controls for a better experience.

Also, the game offers you to choose between English and Japanese-language voiceover, something that was not a part of Western release in the past. Catherine Classic is priced $19.99 only and comes with all three original game modes.

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Although you get to play the story campaign and enjoy the two existing multiplayer modes, Atlus decided not to include an online multiplayer feature, which they plan on to include on the remastered version of the game, Catherine: Full Body with a third character named Rin.

Full Body will come out later at some point on 2019 and the Western version of the game will only be launched on PlayStation 4. Catherine takes you to a twisted journey of love, betrayal and the terror of a romantic thriller of protagonist Vincent between three women in his life.